Arnau Bisquerra of the city's Radio-Taxi says that queues at the airport in recent days have been "immense". He is critical of the "nonsense" of limiting taxi activity at times when the service demands more vehicles. He is referring to the fact that the winter schedule, which is determined by the town hall, means that half the number of taxis in summer are operational at any given time. "It is absurd that we can't work 24 hours until April 1, when demand has existed for a month."
The drivers also fail to understand why they are prohibited from working a series of days per month at the airport, at the port and in Playa de Palma. Last year, this limitation was 12 days per month for each vehicle, but this has now been reduced to six days. Antoni Bauzá of the Auto Taxi Association says that drivers had complained about this to the councillor for mobility, Francesc Dalmau, "but he didn't want to give us the reason". "But they must now recognise that the measure didn't make sense as the limitation has been reduced."
The representatives describe the town hall's policy as "disastrous" and that this has been evident because of problems at the airport.
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This whole island is being ran into the ground by a bunch of Re*****. Its one circus display after the other now. Have you seen the guys working on the maritimo at the moment, they are gone every evening at 4.30pm. If you have a project like this which is basically effecting the entire city negatively, shouldn't you award the contract to a professional contractor who has the resources to carry out the job efficiently. That has enough labour resources to make use of the long evenings and weekends, rather than having an empty site with thousands of people trapped in traffic around it. Also, why haven't they brought in their own traffic management system, there are pedestrian crossings with red lights and nobody there to cross the road. This relates to the taxi issue because it is drastically slowing down the taxis, its causing the passenger to be charged a lot extra and just a disaster all round like I predicted months ago.
There never will be a tram. It's just political BS
The taxi drivers have for many years blocked, stalled and thwarted the alternative transport options to and from the airport. There is still no train (or tram) and only paltry bus services to the resorts. They are largely responsible for this mess along with weak and inept govt.
No chance of seeing Uber until the PP ( conservatives) get back in.
Uber would be a good way to go, but I believe that would be a step too far for the local Government to approve. Novelties seems to be difficult to grasp there are benefits to all. The government seems to have a need to control everything in detail.
I remember that a few years ago that taxi drivers were protesting when the council wanted to issue more licences. And they blocked Uber. And they're nowhere to be seen when there's a cruise ship in. They want it all their own way basically.
Peter PerfectExactly. Why does the government have to control numbers supply of licences. Let drivers apply and on condition let them have one. Dare I mention Uber.
Same old story, just a different year.